Aerodynamics Technology Developed in New England Returns to Save Fuel in New England
September 14, 2011
Braun’s Express and ATDynamics Inc. jointly announced today that Braun’s Express will be the first trucking company based in New England to install aerodynamic fuel-saving TrailerTails® on semi-trailers to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
“Braun’s seeks to operate one of the most fuel efficient trucking and logistics companies on the east coast,” said Stephen Normandin, Director of Strategic Initiatives. The new aerodynamic shape of our high mileage trailers demonstrates Braun’s commitment to reducing oil dependency. It’s great to see innovation which began in New England return to New England to help save fuel.”
TrailerTails are supplied by California based ATDynamics, Inc. but have their roots in New England. Massachusetts-born entrepreneur Andrew Smith founded ATDynamics while at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in New Hampshire and Jeff Grossmann, now the company’s Vice President of Engineering, prepared the initial designs of the TrailerTail® as a student at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in 2007.